Menu

Rock Phosphate - Egypt

We offer Rock Phosphate sourced from El Nasr Mining Company in Egypt. BULK SHIPMENTS – EGYPT – Sourced from EL NASR MINING COMPANY Bulk shipment of Egyptian Rock Phosphate (P2O5) to India was initiated with 40,000 MT shipments to one of the leading Fertilizer Company in India. We have achieved P2O5 of 30.77% which was over .77% higher than the contracted Grade. To add to it the overall R203 was 1.84%, which makes the product usable to be run SSP singly (Without mixing of Jordan Rock Phosphate) for the first time from Egyptian Rock Phosphate. In general Egyptian Rock phosphate was considered as inferior quality and was always used as an additive to high grade Jordan Rock for SSP production.

The Rock PhoThe Rock Phosphate is loaded on trucks of approx 70MT and moved to Port approx. 350 Kms away. The Mine has two captive Ports Abu Ghoson (Draught 8.5 Meters) and EL Hamrawein (9.5 Meters). Besides the mine has a captive Rock Phosphate Berth at Safaga (Draught 14.5 Meters). All these Ports have Mechanical - Conveyer loading facility. Shipment size 15000MT -40000 MT. Lead time for shipment 30 days after receipt of LC.

Rock Phosphate in Bulk Loading

CONTAINERISED SHIPMENTS
The Rock Phosphate are loaded into New PP Bags in the mine and loaded on to Trucks approx. 70 tons. The cargo is then moved to Alexandria Port for container stuffing. Approx. 26MT/20'FCL. Lead time for shipment 30 days after receipt of LC in tests during truck.

Rock Phosphate in PP Bags

QUALITY CONTROL
For Bulk Shipments, we appoint SGS for online truck-wise sampling at mine-head with P2O5 daily report. SGS/BALTIC CONTROL inspects cargo at unloading point of trucks at Port. SGS does shipment sampling during loading of vessel as well as in discharge Port. This ensures uniform quality. For containerized shipments cargo is inspected at mines truck-wise and sealed by SGS to be opened at the customer's warehouse.

EGYPT ROCK PHOSPHATE SPECIFICATIONS
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS
  32% 31% 30% 29% 28% 27%
ELEMENT RESULT %
P2O5 32 31.5 30.2 29.5 28.3 27.1
CaO 49 50 48 48 45.61 45
MgO 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Al2O3 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.8
Fe2O3 1.9 1.9 2 2 2 2.1
SiO2 5.5 6.48 8.48 9 10.91 12
F 3.1 3.1 3.1 3 2.7 2.66
Cl 0.05 0.05 0.05 0.06 0.06 0.08
Na20 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.56 0.56 0.56
SO4 0.8 1 1.8 2 2.2 2.1
L.O.I 7.1 7.0 7.5 7.6 7.98 8.5
CO2 5.1 5.6 5.6 5.6 6.1 7
Humidity 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-4 3-4
BPL 70% 68% 67% 65.50% 61.87% 64%

Rock Phosphate - Morocco

Rock Phosphate shipments from Morocco are sourced from OCP and loaded on their captive berth at Casablanca Port. OCP has a fully automated operation from mine-head to vessel loading and a firmed quality commitment. The OCP Group, a state owned corporation founded in 1920 and headquartered in Morocco, is the world’s leading exporter of phosphate rock and derivative products; OCP activities cover the entire phosphate value chain, from phosphate rock mining to chemical processing of phosphoric acid and fertilizers. With the world’s largest phosphate reserves mostly located in the Khouribga basin in the center of Morocco,[2] OCP offers a wide selection of phosphate rock qualities for various uses. OCP is the first exporter of rock phosphate and phosphoric acid in the world and one of the main exporters of phosphate based fertilizers, with a commercial portfolio of over 130 customers and a presence on all five continents.

As the largest enterprise in Morocco, OCP is a key driver of the country’s economy. Phosphate and its derivatives represent in 2010, in value, approximately one quarter of Morocco's exports and about 3.5% of its GDP. OCP’s exports was about 4.5 billion US dollars in 2010. OCP directly employs more than 18,000 employees.

OCP has developed long-lasting relationships with several of its customers that go beyond purely commercial arrangements. It has, over the years, set up several processing joint ventures with plants located in Morocco and abroad with prominent partners in Brazil, Belgium, Germany, India and Pakistan. OCP plans to increase its rock production capacity from 30 to 50 Million Tons as well as increase its downstream fertilizer production through targeted strategic partnerships, especially in the Jorf Phosphate Hub (JPH) where infrastructures are being developed to host 10 additional units. This “plug and play” platform will provide a shared low cost infrastructure connected by a slurry pipeline to a reliable supply from the largest phosphate deposit in the world located in Khouribga.

The entire mining process at Khouribga is scientific with emphasis on environment protection. The mine is one of the largest beneficiation plants to recover high-grade Phosphate. A chain of conveyor belts transports various grades of Rock Phosphate to the rail-loading facility for onward transportation to Casablanca port terminal. The port facility is state of the art whereby various grade of Rock phosphate are stored in large-bins underground and are transported by conveyers to the vessel alongside the berth. The OCP berth boost of a 25,000MT PWWD load rate and has a 12.7M draught. The berth can load 2-3vessels simultaneously.


MOROCCO ROCK PHOSPHATE SPECIFICATIONS Source: OCP
FICHE TECHNIQUE
QUALITE K02
ANALYSE CHIMIQUE
ELEMENTS PROFIL DOMAINE DE VARIATION
BPL % 65 65,00 - 66,00
P2O5 % 29,75 29,75 - 30,20
CaO % 51,5 50,65 - 51,81
CO2 % 7,9 7,38 - 8,31
F % 3,65 3,47 - 3,75
SO3 % 1,5 1,46 - 1,74
SiO2 % 2,4 2,20 - 3,20
Al2O3 % 0,45 0,40 - 0,55
Fe2O3 % 0,25 0,23 - 0,29
MgO % 0,45 0,41 - 0,65
Na2O % 0,75 0,70 - 0,88
Cl % 0,03 0,02 - 0,03
K2O % 0,08 0,06 - 0,09
C.Org % 0,22 0,18 - 0,23
T.R ppm 865 675 - 1030
Cd ppm 25 21 - 25
As ppm 10 6 - 10
Cr ppm 210 150 - 268
Cu ppm 34 32 - 39
Sr ppm 980 842 - 1030
Th ppm 11 7 - 12
U ppm 115 96 - 123
V ppm 285 246 - 305
Zn ppm 300 277 - 320


FICHE TECHNIQUE
QUALITE K02, ANALYSE GRANULOMETRIQUE

FRACTIONS (µm) PROFIL DOMAINE DE VARIATION
>2000 4,50 3,20 - 4,85
2000 - 1000 7,90 6,10 - 8,10
1000 - 800 9,95 7,70 - 10,20
800 - 630 12,50 11,50 - 14,50
630 - 500 14,30 9,30 - 12,70
500 - 400 18,30 16,00 - 18,50
400 - 315 25,90 22,40 - 26,00
315 - 200 57,80 49,30 - 58,00
200 - 160 73,80 63,50 - 73,90
160 - 100 92,30 72,60 - 92,50
100 -80 92,30 90,00 - 95,50
80 - 63 97,55 93,10 - 98,00
63 - 50 98,90 96,20 - 98,95
50 - 40 99,60 97,70 - 99,70
< 40 100,00 100




Indicative specifications of the K09 grade
Chemical analysis

0.22
Elements Prominent Range
BPL % 68 67.50 – 68.75
P2O5 % 31.12 30,89 - 31,46
CaO % 51.15 50,85 - 51,45
CO2 % 6.5 6,20 - 7,00
F % 3.82 3,76 - 3,90
SO3 % 1.7 1,65 - 1,75
SiO2 % 2.5 2,20 - 2,80
Al2O3 % 0.4 0,38 - 0,50
Fe2O3 % 0.28 0,22 - 0,30
MgO % 0.45 0,35 - 0,50
Na2O % 0.85 0,77 - 0,91
Cl % 0.02 0,01 - 0,03
K2O % 0.07 0,06 - 0,08
C.Org % 0.22 0,19 - 0,25
Sizing
Size (µm) Prominent Range
>2000 2,65 2,50 - 2,95
2000 - 1000 6,30 5,60 - 7,50
1000 - 800 8,50 7,90 - 9,10
800 - 630 11,15 10,21 - 12,00
630 - 500 13,25 12,50 - 15,80
500 - 400 18,10 17,70 - 19,97
400 - 315 24,75 22,50 - 27,65
315 - 200 54,20 52,90 - 56,50
200 - 160 72,50 70,15 - 72,73
160 - 100 92,10 91,06 - 93,69
100 -80 96,60 96,10 - 97,10
80 - 63 97,85 97,78 - 97,94
63 - 50 98,90 98,75 - 98,98
50 - 40 99,10 99,02 - 99,25
< 40 100,00 100

Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP)

Diammonium Phosphate is used as a fertilizer. When applied as plant food, it temporarily increases the soil pH, but over a long term the treated ground becomes more acidic than before upon nitrification of the ammonium. It is incompatible with alkaline chemicals because its ammonium ion is more likely to convert to ammonia in a high-pH environment. The average pH in solution is 7.5-8.The typical formulation is 18-46-0 (18% N, 46% P2O5, 0% K2O). The typical formulation is 18-46-0 (18% N, 46% P2O5, 0% K2O). 2O5, 0% K2O). The primary use for Diammonium Phosphate is as a fertilizer to provide nitrogen (18%) and phosphate (20%) for sugarcane, field crops, green feed, sheep, beef and dairy pasture. DAP is a cost effective product providing readily available and phosphate. It has well spreading and flow characteristics. It can be used as an alternative source of phosphate if soil sulphate levels are high or sulphur is not required. It also used in forestry where both nitrogen and phosphate are required.

Typical Specifications of Diammonium Phosphate

N P2O5 H2O
18% 46% 2.4%
  • Moisture content by weight: maximum 1.5%
  • Total nitrogen content by weight (on dry basis): minimum 18%
  • Neutral ammonium citrate soluble phosphate (as P2O5) content by weight: minimum 46%
  • Water soluble phosphate (as P2O5) content by weight: minimum 41%
  • Particle size: Not less than 90% of the material shall pass through 4 mm IS sieve and be retained on 1 mm IS sieve. Not more than 5% shall be below 1 mm size
  • Packing: Packed in 50 kg (dry) capacity woven polypropylene bags with polyethylene inner lining. 4% empty bags to be supplied at no extra cos.
  • Each bag to guarantee minimum product weight (net) as specified on the bag

Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP)

Monoammonium phosphate (MAP) is a widely used source of P and N. It is made of two constituents common in the fertilizer industry and has the highest P content of any common solid fertilizer.

Production
The process for manufacturing MAP is relatively simple. In a common method, a one to one ratio of ammonia (NH3) and phosphoric acid (H3PO4) is reacted and the resulting slurry of MAP is solidified in a granulator. The second method is to introduce the two starting materials in a pipe-cross reactor where the reaction generates heat to evaporate water and solidify MAP. Variations of these methods are also in use for MAP production. An advantage of producing MAP is that lower quality H3PO4 can be used compared with other P fertilizers that often require a more pure grade of acid. The P2O5 equivalent content of MAP varies from 48 to 61%, depending on the amount of impurity in the acid. The most common fertilizer composition is 11-52-0

Agricultural Use

MAP has been an important granular fertilizer for many years. It is water soluble and dissolves rapidly in soil if adequate moisture is present. Upon dissolution, the two basic components of the fertilizer separate again to release NH4+ and H2PO4-. Both of these nutrients are important to sustain healthy plant growth. The pH of the solution surrounding the granule is moderately acidic, making MAP an especially desirable fertilizer in neutral and high pH soils. Agronomic studies show that there is no significant difference in P nutrition from various commercial P fertilizers under most conditions.
Granular MAP is applied in concentrated bands beneath the soil surface in proximity of growing roots or in surface bands. It is also commonly applied by spreading across the field and mixing into the surface soil with tillage. In powdered form, it is an important component of suspension fertilizers. When MAP is made with especially pure H3PO4, it readily dissolves into a clear solution that can be used as a foliar spray or added to irrigation water. The P2O5 equivalent content of high-purity MAP is usually 61%.

Urea

Urea is the most widely used solid N fertilizer in the world. Urea is also commonly found in nature since it is expelled in the urine of animals. The high N content of Urea makes it efficient to transport to farms and apply to fields.
Production
The production of Urea fertilizer involves controlled reaction of ammonia gas (NH3) and carbon dioxide (CO2) with elevated temperature and pressure. The molten Urea is formed into spheres with specialized granulation equipment or hardened into a solid prill while falling from a tower. During the production of Urea, two Urea molecules may inadvertently combine to form a compound termed biuret, which can be damaging when sprayed onto plant foliage. Most commercial Urea fertilizer contains only low amounts of biuret due to carefully controlled conditions during manufacturing. However, special low-biuret Urea is available for unique applications. Urea manufacturing plants are located throughout the world, but most commonly located near NH3 production facilities since NH3 is the major input for Urea. Urea is transported throughout the world by ocean vessel, barge,

Agricultural Use

Urea is used in many ways to provide N nutrition for plant growth. It is most commonly mixed with soil or applied to the soil surface. Due to the high solubility, it may be dissolved in water and applied to soil as a fluid, added with irrigation water, or sprayed onto plant foliage. Urea in foliar sprays can be quickly absorbed by plant leaves.
After Urea contacts soil or plants, a naturally occurring enzyme (urease) begins to quickly convert the Urea back to NH3 in a process called hydrolysis. During this process, the N in Urea is susceptible to undesirable gaseous losses as NH3. Various management techniques can be used to minimize the loss of this valuable
Urea hydrolysis is a rapid process, typically occurring within several days after application. Plants can utilize small amounts of Urea directly as a source of N, but they more commonly use the ammonium (NH4+) and nitrate (NO3_) that are produced after Urea is transformed by urease and soil microorganisms.

Typical Specifications of UREA

Urea (46% N) (While free flowing)
Moisture per cent by weight, maximum 1
Total nitrogen, per cent by weight, (on dry basis) minimum 46
Biuret per cent by weight, maximum 1.5
Particle size-[Not less than] 90 per cent of the material shall pass through 2.8 mm IS sieve and not less than 80 per cent by weight shall be retained on 1 mm IS sieve  
UREA (Granular)
Moisture per cent by weight, maximum 1
Total nitrogen, per cent by weight, (on dry basis) minimum 46
Biuret per cent by weight, maximum 1.5
Particle size -[Not less than] 90 per cent of the material shall pass through 4 mm IS sieve and be retained on 2 mm IS sieve. Not more than 5 per cent shall be below 2 mm IS sieve  

NPK

NPK COMPLEX 15-15-15

  • Moisture content by weight: maximum 1.5%
  • Total nitrogen content by weight (on dry basis): minimum 15%
  • Neutral ammonium citrate soluble phosphate (as P2O5) content by weight: minimum 15%
  • Water soluble phosphate (as P2O5) content by weight: minimum 12%
  • Water soluble potash (as K2O) content by weight: minimum 15%
  • Particle size: Not less than 90% of the material shall pass through 4 mm IS sieve and be retained on 1 mm IS sieve. Not more than 5% shall be below 1 mm size